Editorial Team

Dr. Jeff Iorg


Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon, and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.

Dr. Iorg teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway. He speaks frequently on these same subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars. His publications include six books – The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, Is God Calling Me?, The Case for Antioch, Seasons of a Leader’s Life, and his latest, Unscripted – along with dozens of articles and curriculum materials. Dr. Iorg maintains a leadership resources website at www.JeffIorg.com.

Dr. Iorg is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University (B.A.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Ann and has three adult children. His hobbies include umpiring baseball, reading, and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant. His personal ministry includes outreach to the professional baseball community in the Bay Area.

Dr. Jeff Jones

Senior Editor

Jeff Jones serves as the Vice President of Advancement at Gateway Seminary. He earned an MDiv from Gateway and a Ph.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to his executive role at Gateway, he was the Vice President of Advancement at Geneva College in Pennsylvania. He is married to Melissa and has four young children.

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Tyler Sanders

Managing Editor | Author

Tyler Sanders serves Gateway Seminary as director of communications. He earned an MDiv with a concentration in Theological-Historical Studies from Gateway in May 2014 and BA in English from the University of Mississippi in December 2009.

He married Hannah, a fellow Gateway alum and practicing BCBA, in June 2015. Since the beginning of COVID, they’ve attended online services at Kino’ole Baptist Church in Hilo, Hawaii, where Hannah’s father has served as pastor for more than 27 years.

He is a true fan of Ole Miss football, a program with no fair-weather fans as there is no consistently fair weather in Oxford.

Rachel Allen

Creative Director | Lead Designer | Lead Photographer

Rachel serves as the graphic designer and photographer at Gateway Seminary. She also operates as the creative director for The Gateway Publishing Site, The Gateway Magazine, and various events throughout the year. She earned her Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at Gateway. She graduated with her BA in Photography and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Carson-Newman University. Prior to her service at Gateway, she served in Southeast Asia for three years.

Her Capstone project, the culminating thesis paper and presentation for the MAIS, was entitled We’ll All Be Fine: The Ever Elusive Efficacy of Church Communication, which explored the potential utilization of user-experience research methodologies in communication strategies.

As a native of the volunteer state, she loves hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and regularly cheers for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

J. J. Lam

Online Content Coordinator | Author

J. J. Lam serves as part of the administrative staff at Gateway Seminary. She earned her Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at Gateway, and a BA in Business Economics at the University of California Irvine.

As a native of Los Angeles, she knows all the good spots for quintessential LA eatery and lesser-known, hole-in-the-wall food junctions that define part of the city’s charm. Her lifetime exposure to unique LA urban culture reflecting the global landscape has unknowingly cultivated her divine calling to the nations.

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